Southwest Airlines Reports June Traffic

09 Jul, 2013, 08:45 ET from Southwest Airlines Co.

DALLAS, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 9.8 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in June 2013, a 2.3 percent increase from the 9.6 billion RPMs flown in June 2012.  Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 1.7 percent to 11.6 billion from the June 2012 level of 11.4 billion.  The June 2013 load factor was 85.0 percent, compared to 84.4 percent in June 2012.  For June 2013, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is estimated to have decreased approximately one percent compared to June 2012.

For the second quarter of 2013, the Company flew 27.9 billion RPMs, compared to 27.2 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2012, an increase of 2.7 percent.  Second quarter ASMs increased 3.0 percent to 34.2 billion from the 2012 level of 33.2 billion.  The second quarter load factor was 81.6 percent, compared to 81.9 percent for the same period in 2012. 

For the first half of 2013, the Company flew 51.7 billion RPMs, compared to 50.9 billion RPMs flown for the same period in 2012, an increase of 1.6 percent.  Year-to-date ASMs increased 1.8 percent to 65.0 billion from the 2012 level of 63.9 billion.  The year-to-date load factor was 79.5 percent, compared to 79.7 percent for the same period in 2012. 

This release, as well as past news releases about Southwest Airlines Co., is available online at southwest.com.              

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

PRELIMINARY COMPARATIVE TRAFFIC STATISTICS

JUNE

2013

2012

CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried

10,030,052

9,970,451

0.6

%

Enplaned passengers

12,239,506

12,244,503

-

Revenue passenger miles (000)

9,846,172

9,621,741

2.3

%

Available seat miles (000)

11,588,034

11,399,302

1.7

%

Load factor

85.0

%

84.4

%

0.6 pts

Average length of haul

982

965

1.8

%

Trips flown

113,989

118,743

(4.0) %

SECOND QUARTER

2013

2012

CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried

29,242,309

28,859,348

1.3

%

Enplaned passengers

35,531,150

35,210,151

0.9

%

Revenue passenger miles (000)

27,929,506

27,206,498

2.7

%

Available seat miles (000)

34,231,243

33,230,589

3.0

%

Load factor

81.6

%

81.9

%

(0.3) pts

Average length of haul

955

943

1.3

%

Trips flown

343,592

352,726

(2.6) %

YEAR-TO-DATE

2013

2012

CHANGE

Revenue passengers carried

54,446,243

54,420,170

-

Enplaned passengers

66,243,775

66,364,573

(0.2) %

Revenue passenger miles (000)

51,686,249

50,891,364

1.6

%

Available seat miles (000)

65,032,668

63,863,482

1.8

%

Load factor

79.5

%

79.7

%

(0.2) pts

Average length of haul

949

935

1.5

%

Trips flown

662,106

686,622

(3.6) %

***

SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.